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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Year
1,345
1923
4,429
1922
4,250
1921
4,693
1920
3,536
1919
2,918
1918
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Topics & Subjects
4,585
genealogy
2,169
Bible
1,439
World War, 1914-1918
1,130
Catholic Church
953
Art
907
Economics
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goethe, johann wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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ontario. legislative assembly
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shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
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r.r. bowker company
444
canada. parliament
318
cicero, marcus tullius
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English
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French
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German
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Spanish
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La clavicula de Salomón -- Invocaciones, pactos y exorcismos -- El dragón rojo y la cabra infernal -- La gallina negra, escuela de sortilegios -- El gran grimorio o el pacto de sangre ; Candela Mágica para descubrir encantamientos -- Recopilación de la magia caldea y egipcia, filtros, encantamientos, hechicerías y sortilegios
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Topics: Occultism, Witchcraft
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by Vatsyayana; Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares
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Topic: Love
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Topic: English language -- Synonyms and antonyms
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Topics: Authors, Indic, Book industries and trade, Indic periodicals
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by Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953
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Topic: Aerial photography
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by Bellows, John, 1831-1902; Bellows, Wiilliam
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries French
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Topics: Spanish language, Commerce
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by Yates, William, 1792-1845
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Topic: Urdu language -- Dictionaries English
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by Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Hausa language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Hausa
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by Burton, William, 1863-; Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1872-1941
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Topic: Pottery -- Marks
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by Bridgman, George Brant, 1864-1943
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Includes index
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Topic: Anatomy, Artistic
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This private library collection consists of over 20,000 books and serials dating from the 17th century to the present that deal with the history, language, and culture of Carpatho-Rusyns in all regions where they reside in the European homeland as well as in the diaspora (especially the United States and Canada). Studies about other peoples who have interacted with Carpatho-Rusyns in their homeland are well represented--Magyars, Jews, Slovaks, Germans, Roma, and Czechs among others. The...
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by Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912
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Topic: Tulu language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Latin language -- Idioms, English language -- Dictionaries Latin
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by Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
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by Satow, Ernest Mason, Sir, 1843-1929; Ishibashi, Masakata; Hobart-Hampden, E. M. (Ernest Miles), 1864-; Parlett, Harold G. (Harold George), Sir, 1869-
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Topics: Japanese language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Japanese
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by Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Hausa language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Hausa
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by Nesfield, John Collinson
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Part I. Parsing and analysis.- Part II. Composition: Force and propriety of diction.- Part III. Enlargement of vocabulary: Figures of speech.- Part IV. Prose and poetry.- Part V. History of the language
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Topics: English language -- Composition, English language -- Grammar
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by Fletcher, Banister, 1833-1899; Fletcher, Banister, Sir, 1866-1953
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Topic: Architecture -- History
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by Becker, Sarah Cary; Mora, Federico, 1847-1926
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Topic: Spanish language -- Idioms
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Superseded by Royal Historical Society. Publications. Camden third series
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Topics: Botany -- Great Britain, Wild flowers -- Great Britain Identification
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Topics: Knights and knighthood, Nobility -- Great Britain, Orders of knighthood and chivalry
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by Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867; Scott, Cyril, 1879-1970
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Topics: United States -- Genealogy, England -- Emigration and immigration, United States -- Biography,...
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by Sun-tzu, 6th cent. B.C; Giles, Lionel, 1875-1958
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Topic: Military art and science -- Early works to 1800
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by Vijayarjendrasri, fl. 1890-1900; Dpavijaya, Muni; Yatindravijaya, Muni; Bhpendrasri
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Prakrit and Sanskrit; introductory matter in Hindi
Topic: Prakrit languages
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Topics: Spanish language, English language
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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by James, William, 1842-1910
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Topic: Psychology
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Topic: Latin language -- Dictionaries
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by Casalis, A. (Alfred)
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Topic: English language -- Dictionaries Sotho
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by Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
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by Babur, Emperor of Hindustan, 1483-1530; Beveridge, Annette Susannah, 1842-1929
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"Writings based upon or relating to Babur's": p. l-li
Topics: Jagataic language -- Texts and translations, India -- History, Mogul Empire
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by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892; Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles, 1871-1928
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Gentry -- Ireland, Heraldry -- Ireland
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Sutton, E. W. (Edward William), b. 1871
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Topics: Oratory, Rhetoric, Ancient
Works used in the preparation of this dictionary: p. [lxxvii]-xcvi
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Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic Dictionaries
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by Melville, Herman, 1819-1891
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by Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Germany. Statutes. Handelsgesetzbuch; Schuster, Alfred Felix
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Translation of Handelsgesetzbuch, 1897
Topic: Commercial law
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by Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
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With: Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus / by the author of The last man, Perkin Warbeck, &c. &c. London : H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831
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Topic: English language -- Slang Dictionaries
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Topic: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries English
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by Bellows, Henry Adams, 1885-1939
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by Ercolani, Libero
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Romagna, Italian language -- Dictionaries
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by Lévi, Eliphas, 1810-1875; Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942
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Includes index
Topic: Magic
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Animism, Mythology, Civilization
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Topics: Quotations, Arabic, Quotations, Persian
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by Spano, Giovanni, 1813-1878
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Sardinia Dictionaries, Italian language -- Dictionaries, Proverbs,...
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Topics: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Sanskrit
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Topics: Mahabharata, Puranas -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Devon (England) -- History, Devon (England) -- Gazetteers, Devon (England) -- Directories, Exeter...
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by Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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Topic: Holy, The
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by Madan, Arthur Cornwallis, 1846-
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Topic: Swahili language -- Dictionaries English
Text in Sanskrit and English
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Topics: Quotations, Latin, Quotations, Greek
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Topic: Composition (Art)
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by Guptill, Arthur Leighton, 1891-1956
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Topics: Pencil drawing, Drawing -- Study and teaching, Architectural drawing
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by Vitruvius Pollio; Morgan, Morris Hicky, 1859-1910
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Topic: Architecture
Topics: Huguenots -- Great Britain, Huguenots -- Ireland, French -- Ireland
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Topic: Kannada language -- Grammar
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by Hepburn, J. C. (James Curtis), 1815-1911
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Topic: Japanese language -- Dictionaries
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Ceased publication?
Topic: Pennsylvania -- History Sources
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Topics: Hindustani language -- Grammar, Hindustani language -- Textbooks for foreigners English
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Topic: Cipher and telegraph codes
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Topic: India -- Biography
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by Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934; British Museum. Dept. of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities
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Topics: Rosetta stone, Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
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by Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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First essay: "Good and evil", "Good and bad".--Second essay: "Guilt", "Bad conscience", and the like.--Third essay: What is the meaning of ascetic ideals?--Peoples and countries, tr. by J.M. Kennedy
Topic: Ethics
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Topics: Twi language, Names, Geographical, Names, Personal
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Topics: Registers of births, etc, Maryland -- Census
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by Manetho; Waddell, W. G. (William Gillan), 1884-1945
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One plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress
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